Prepare for a meaningful career as an educator and advocate for equity and access.

Studying education at Albion College means being a part of a nationally recognized program that will expand your post-graduate opportunities. Our mission is to prepare educators who understand the purpose(s) of education in a culturally pluralistic society and are able to foster and nourish a sense of belonging for all PK-12 learners. 

Our department offers concentrations that lead to eligibility for teacher certification in elementary, secondary, and PK-12 education and are authorized by the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Educator Excellence and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Through our teacher education program (or “concentration”), you’ll pursue a major in a field you’re passionate about while building skills in the four essentials for effective teaching—observation, inquiry, reflection, and creativity.

Or, you can build your teaching skills alongside your major with a minor in Educational Studies or Teaching English as a Second Language. Whichever path you choose, you’ll have extensive opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the classroom, engaging with children, youth, and families from diverse community contexts.

You’ll graduate equipped with the skills, disposition, and knowledge you need to make a difference in the lives of others–and, more broadly, in the world.

Education Courses

At Albion, you’ll develop a strong foundation in your major—which is essential for your success as an educator. Then you’ll add an education certification through our teacher education program. Explore courses offered by our department and courses accepted for transfer credit.

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Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development

As an education student, you’ll have access to guest speakers, co-curricular activities, mentorship opportunities, and a close community of peers and mentors through the Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development.

You’ll gain hands-on experience in the form of internships, research, and travel, preparing you for a meaningful career in education.

Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development